Jets vs. Avalanche - 11/23/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (7-11-1) at Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -147 / Colorado Avalanche +133 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets square off early Monday night at the MTS Centre.
The Colorado Avalanche could use a nice road win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 10 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 12 assists and Jarome Iginla has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their power play chances. Reto Berra has allowed 23 goals on 300 shots faced and Semyon Varlamov has given up 31 goals on 281 shots. Berra has allowed 12 goals in his last three games. John Mitchell is doubtful with an oblique injury.
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The Winnipeg Jets could also use a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with nine goals, Blake Wheeler has 13 assists and Mark Scheifele has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 20 goals on 236 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 38 goals on 405 shots. Hutchinson has allowed six goals in his last three games. Ondrej Pavelec is out with a lower-body injury.
The Avalanche are 1-6 in their last 7 Monday games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Central. The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Avalanche are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Winnipeg.
These are two teams that are struggling as of late to get in the win column. I don't know about you, but I'm not eating chalk in this case. I'll side with the road team and the plus money considering neither team is having much success.